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Malaysian (Malay: Bahasa Malaysia) or Standard Malay is the official language of Malaysia and a standardized register of the Malacca dialect of Malay. It is over 80% cognate with Indonesian and is spoken natively by over 10 million people. As a second language, it is spoken by an estimated 18 million, mostly Malaysians from ethnic minorities.

The Malaysian name for the language is Bahasa Malaysia (literally "the language of Malaysia"). This term is occasionally found in English.

Some of the simple everyday word in Bahasa Malaysia.

GreetingsEdit

Literal English TranslationMalay

Good morning
Good afternoon
Good night
Thank you
Your welcome
How are you?
I'm fine
Please
Excuse me

Selamat pagi
Selamat petang
Selamat malam
Terima Kasih
Sama-sama
Apa khabar?
Saya baik sahaja
Tolong
Maafkan saya

PersonEdit

Literal English TranslationMalay

I
We
You
You (plural)
They
Wife
Husband
Daughter
Son
Mother
Father
Friend

Saya
Kami
Anda/Awak/Kamu
Kamu semua
Mereka
Isteri
Suami
Anak perempuan
Anak lelaki
Ibu/emak
Bapa/ayah
Kawan

Asking Directions/TimeEdit

Literal English TranslationMalay

Where is...?
How do I get there?
How long will it take?
Where are you going?
Where do you live?
What time is it?
How much does this cost?
What is this?
I will buy it
I would like to buy...
Do you have...?

Di manakah...?
Bagaimanakah saya boleh ke sana?
Berapa lama?
Anda hendak ke mana?
Anda tinggal di mana?
Pukul berapa sekarang?
Berapakah harga ini?
Apakah ini?
Saya akan membelinya
Saya hendak beli...
Anda ada...?

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